Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Wreath Making






Today, some of us made wreaths to use as centrepieces for our Christmas celebrations. Izzie bought lots of stuff for us to use as she had been to a workshop about it.

Friday, December 10, 2010

51 things to do this summer

1:Swimming in the pool
2:Trampoline
3:Read a book
4:Invite a friend around.
5:Go for a boat ride
6:Go for a bike ride
7:Picnic with friends
8:Play with lego
9:Stuff your face with food
10:Explore
11:Jump off a wharf
12:Go for a walk
13:Drawing
14:Play in a sprinkler
15:Go to a playground
16:Listen to music
17:Make Christmas decorations
18:Gardening
19:Waterfight with friends
20:Climb a tree
21:Make a hut
22:Put up Christmas tree
23:Baking
24:Have a nana nap
25:Learn a musical instrument
26:Play with pets
27:Invent something
28:Go down the creek
29:Slide down a bank
30:Go fishing
31:Go Eeling
32:Do parkour
33:Go to the skate park
34:Make a stink bomb
35:Play Soccer
36:Play Beach cricket
37:Play a Board game
38:Dance
39:Play Palago
40:Relax
41:Dress up
42:Pull prank calls
43:Dress up as an old guy and buy a big wednesday ticket
44:Bike down to the dairy and get an ice cream
45:Make a marble track
46:Make an appreciation card
47:Make a poi
48:Earn money
49:Do art
50:Gymnastics
51:Write a story

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Raft Building






Today, we designed and built rafts that need to transport a 'passenger' across the width of the pool. Using techniques and ideas from our technology learning, we got stuck into it. The rafts need to be less than 1m square and need to be powered without being pushed. Tomorrow we will have a race off with our designs.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Self propelled cars


We have recently been doing tech and one challenge was to build a self propelled miniature go cart. there were lots of good designs and we all had fun.

Christmas Decorations.


On December 3rd we made Christmas Decorations. It was fun!

cory the penguin visits mahana school

We were all surprised when we saw out the window this penguin called Cory. It was really someone dressed up, though it was the aquatic centers lucky mascot so we didn't make fun of him.One of Cory's friends came aswell. (to translate him)Because he spoke penguin.When he was walking away he started doing the(CHACHA)and the (SHAKE YOUR BOOTY).

Cricket fun day.

On Wednesday at the Upper Moutere Hills community centre the Nelson cricket association organized a cricket fun day for year 5,6 kids. Most of the small Schools came to play and had two teams to represent their Schools.Each game ran for a an hour and a half at the maximum.Both of the Mahana School groups won a game and got back to school with a story to tell.

We Will Remember Them



I'm sure you will know about the Pike River mining disaster. Well, our school choose to do something, so we sent them down 29 tissue flowers which we made. The flowers were very colourful. We put them in a black box and glued their names on it. Mr Neal took it to Hampden Street school because a teacher was going down to the ceremony. We hope all the families are OK.

Kite making


On Wednsday and Thursday we had a task to make kites out of newspaper and bamboo. The first thing we did was watch a you tube clip on how to make the kites,then we cut the bamboo to make the body shape.After awhile we were on our way to succuss the next day we were putting the tails on our kites and did the last touch ups.Later that day they were flying high in the sky.The End

Five frame imovies


On Wednesday this week our class had to make a five frame story on imovie.We had to take five photos and put them together as a story on imovie.
The stories had to have a moral.
these are some of our finished stories! video video

Monday, November 29, 2010

Capital E



We went to Capital E. I liked being senior sound. It was fun.

Thursday Night Feast


On Monday 15 November, Mahana Seniors went to Wellington. On the Thursday night, we got to go to a food court and pick what we wanted to eat for tea. We got $10 dollars to spend. Some got Asian, Mc Donalds, or Indian. Then if we had money left we got dessert as well! It was a great evening!

capital E

My favorite thing in wellington that we did was capital E. It was cool seeing how movies are really made.It Didn't turn out that great in the end but we did well since we only had one practice.

Friday, November 26, 2010

the zoo


On monday we stayed the night at the awesome wellington zoo. Just after we had tea one of the zoo keepers took us for a night tour and we got to feed the hungry giraffes they were real greedy.

Mahana Goes Wild!



These photos are of some of my favorite parts of our Wellington camp. We went to the zoo, and saw many weird and wonderful creatures... baboons(much enjoyed by the class) chimpanzees, giraffes,tigers,lions,sun bears, ostriches, otters and so much more! Then we stayed the night at the zoo, sharing our room with a hedgehog, two blind rats, and two lizards. After a very exiting and packed week, we busked on the way home on the ferry, and made $40! We brought an ice-block each from our profits. Thank-you so much Whaea Jane and Mr.Neal and everyone else who made this cool camp happen!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


On Thursday we went to Somes Island and sore this Tuatara and lots of other animals.
This is Big Mac the Tuatara.He is called that because he lives under a big macracaper tree on Somes Island.
my faviret part of camp was laser force we had to get into two teams
we each got a laser gun and a suit. I was on the green team we lost
every time because the other team had most of the adolets I had lots
of fun at laser force and I hope I will go there again.

Giraffes at the zoo


On wellington camp we got to stay a night at the zoo. plus we got a night time and morning tour.
We feed the giraffes and saw the chimpanzees aparently they are 10 times stronger than humans without even trying and when they are angry they are 20 times stronger.
The photo above is of one of the Giraffes going into her sleeping enclosure to get fed.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Busking on the ferry

On the ferry we went busking we had to sing some crazy songs. we busked for about 10 minutes and then stopped...we made $15.40 cents.on the way back we made 31.00
in total we made 46.40 cents.

WeLLiNGtON CaMP

The Wellington Camp was a great experience heaps of things were happening like: Te Papa, Capital E, Matiu/Somes Island, H2Oextreme, Laser Force, YHA, Trains, Busking and the Zoo.
I reckon its cool we can fund-raise that much money to go on a camp like that. Thank you for all the parents who helped fund-raise and thanks for reading.

Krystal's Wellington Wordle.

Here are some of my Wellington words.


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Hannah's Wellington Wordle

 Hi, look at my cool wordle!
 

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We went to wellington.




As you no the senior room went to wellington. It was the best camp I've ever Been on!! It was awsome.

The Robin Hood Pantomine





On Friday night the teachers surprised us by secretly buying tickets to Roger Hall's Robin Hood the Pantomime. It was very funny. I recommend it if your in wellington!
In this picture they called the children to the stage to become the crowd for their joust!

"A pantomime for one for all It,'s Robin Hood by Roger Hall"

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Look at that concentration! This is Nathaniel at Capital E on Wednesday the 17th. His job was,as you can see, camera operator.
We had a fantabulous time at Capital E. I was director and, I'm telling it is a very, very stressful job!!! However I did get to boss people around a bit.....

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Philips Camp photos







Hi everybody,I would like to say that I'm now feeling the after effects on going to a five day camp, but I have been able to sit at the computer and put some photos on the Blog.



Really I'm not that tired,but I bet Whaea Jane is!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday in Wellywood






Shopping, rollerblading, Te Papa visiting were all on the programme for today. A quick run to the wharf and we were off to Matiu/Somes Island. Spied Big Mac the tuatara which was choice as well as the tree wetas - freaky! Back to the mainland, more shopping, then in to the food court for a big spend-up on dinner. A quick toilet stop on the way home was entertaining - "Ah Vienna!"
Banana splits man!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wellington Wednesday





Today we made a tv programme. Check out http://capitale.blip.tv/file/4391803/ to see our movie. We were amazing! The train ride was cool, so was the pool, and the company coming home was memorable. We're having a great time, even though we're pretty tired.

Sean First Up, Where are the Others?

Sean is raring to go, why are the others sleeping in? Come on!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wellington Trip!

Hi Folks
We are all having a great time here. The zoo was fun, baboons are very disgusting, but the babies are cute. Chimps are very energetic. Parliament was pretty cool, then Te Papa and the Colossal Squid. Laser Strike was very energetic. Tomorrow we go to Capital E and then H2O. We are all pretty tired, but everyone is going very well. See you soon.